PC Software for Setup/Programming the CX-3X1000, 3GYS, TG-1, ZYX etc. - Page 75 - RC Groups
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Apr 14, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Xizor
Update - It seems you are able to force a re-flash even though the software shows the FBL unit as not connected.
I was able to re-flash the 2.5 firmware again twice, but still no joy. No leds lit and all servos dead.
I'm sure if you could re-flash the original CopterX firmware all would work again.

Where can I get that from, I wonder?

There should have been an option to save the original firmware, I feel.
Too late for that now... argh!!
Sorry to hear that mate - I'm in exactly the same position, waiting for Copterx to release some updated firmware
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Apr 14, 2012, 01:36 PM
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I`m not sure where to place this post.... It looks like a new 3GYS is coming that will be able to use sat. rx.......http://www.alzrc.com/en/DownloadView.asp?/49.html
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Apr 14, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeHRC
Sorry to hear that mate - I'm in exactly the same position, waiting for Copterx to release some updated firmware
Is there any way that the original CX firmware could be extracted from a working 3X1000?
Anyone?
JohnNZ maybe?
Apr 14, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Xizor
Is there any way that the original CX firmware could be extracted from a working 3X1000?
Anyone?
JohnNZ maybe?
Not via the main upload protocol. But the jtag connections from the chip are connected to the connector pins. I don't know what functions are allowed with the jtag reader on this chip, but if the uploadable memory section is not read protected then it may be possible to read the image. But even if that was possible, you would need to figure out the starting. address. On top of all of that, the image may be encrypted before it is sent to the gyro.

I think people are just going to be patient and wait until copterx release a firmware upgrade, it will certainly be the path of least resistance.
Apr 14, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by John_NZ
Not via the main upload protocol. But the jtag connections from the chip are connected to the connector pins. I don't know what functions are allowed with the jtag reader on this chip, but if the uploadable memory section is not read protected then it may be possible to read the image. But even if that was possible, you would need to figure out the starting. address. On top of all of that, the image may be encrypted before it is sent to the gyro.

I think people are just going to be patient and wait until copterx release a firmware upgrade, it will certainly be the path of least resistance.
OK, thanks for the reply John.
Just for the record, I've emailed KY-Model requesting a firmware file, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the new upgrade won't be long.

Cheers
Apr 14, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Here`s a zip of V3.0en
Apr 14, 2012, 08:03 PM
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John I think you should put something in your software to stop people from doing this (cross Flashing) tell CopterX releases a firmware of there own or one to repair units that people have already Bricked.
Apr 14, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by IFHELI
I`m not sure where to place this post.... It looks like a new 3GYS is coming that will be able to use sat. rx.......http://www.alzrc.com/en/DownloadView.asp?/49.html
Gosh, that's interesting. Completely different unit to these low cost units. Looks like the one I saw being made by the people (Robird) that made the Tarot GY650.
http://www.robirdrc.net/

It will be interesting to see the price and how well it flies. Can't wait.
Apr 14, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Yep, it's the Robird G31. Here's the G31 manual:
http://www.robirdrc.net/G31/G31_Setup_8_en.pdf
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Apr 15, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Yep... I was checking the robird out and it is identical.
Apr 15, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Black_heart
John I think you should put something in your software to stop people from doing this (cross Flashing) tell CopterX releases a firmware of there own or one to repair units that people have already Bricked.
Trouble is, the protocol for doing the upgrade doesn't distinguish between the different models. Nor does anything stop you trying to send some arbitrary file to the unit, you can send it any file you like.

Best I could do is offering a warning to make sure that you have firmware that matches the make of gyro you are using and that you may be at risk of turning it into a brick.
Apr 15, 2012, 12:29 AM
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I tried the ZYX-S v3.01 in my early CX-3X1000, that is crossflashed to the ZYX. I decided to use the FBL app this time. The flash failed and just left the red light lit solid, so I decided to flash back to 2.5. I opened the 2.5 firmware and used the upgrade but at the end the red led was lit solid again.

I then decided to use the v3 Tarot app to flash the v2.5 firmware and the gyro was restored and worked fine. So I decided I would try flashing the v3.01 firmware again using the Tarot app, and again was left with the solid red led. Flashed back to v2.5 again and all was well.

I'm not sure why the FBL flash to v2.5 didn't work.

NOTE: I was able to crossflash my CX to a ZYX, because it was an early version (no silver edges on the blue part of the case). Others that have tried this have failed and the gyro is no longer usable.
Maybe it is that timing issue that I spoke about a while back. I may add a parameter in the fbl.ini file to allow you to control the time delay between blocks.
Apr 15, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Xizor
OK, thanks for the reply John.
Just for the record, I've emailed KY-Model requesting a firmware file, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the new upgrade won't be long.

Cheers
Let us know if you get a response - I emailed them and Ehirobo a month ago and have heard nothing
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Apr 15, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Let us know if you get a response - I emailed them and Ehirobo a month ago and have heard nothing
Yes, will do.
I've just emailed eHIROBO as well. Maybe if everyone else who has the same problem does the same we may get a result.

Cheers
Apr 15, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Had my ZYX-S set up using John's software everything worked perfect. Then I updated firmware, still worked perfect. Then I finally got instructions on binding to a satellite. Binding went flawless. After binding I removed the dual male connector, then re-powered system and it went through initialization then I got a blinking yellow light. That is all it will do!! It will not connect to computer or field programmer.

Now what????

I will try to put it back on full Rx tomorrow and see what happens.

If anybody has any ideas, suggestions or the same problem they have fixed please let me know.

Thanks

Doug


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